The Romance of Antique Beds

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Furnishing: Determining Gender & Mood Through Color

Regarding your home, color has long been used to create feelings of comfort, peace or space. Not only on interior walls, but also on furniture. Throughout history predominant colors have given us insight into a societies mores and beliefs. The Victorian Era was dominated by oppressive dark colors. Primary colors were unheard of. Iron beds were…

The Craftsman Era

Sometimes referred to as the Arts and Crafts movement or the American Craftsman style, this period in design history became popular toward the end of the 1800’s and  continued until the 1930’s. It is probably one of the more “revived”  schools of design and to this day experiences a larger share of popularity, than all…

American Style Iron Beds

We people don’t always associate American style with iron beds. One of the main reasons is that when people initially think of them they think of England and the Victorian Era. It’s because our history in this country was still at it’s infancy when England’s had already been going strong for some 1500 years. But,…

Victorian Iron Beds

Victorian iron beds were a place of rest and relaxation. For the Victorian Era, they were a place of romance and style. The Victorians were well known for their romantic gestures, including love letters, poems and embellished cards. A shadowbox can highlight a lace paper background and the rich embellishments of a card such as…